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A Marshall Plan for #Africa should prioritize Family Planning

A Marshall Plan for #Africa should prioritize Family Planning

| July 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

At this month’s G20 summit, Germany secured a major injection of private investment for Africa as a way to curtail mass migration to Europe. The drive was a win for German chancellor Angela Merkel, who has been driving a campaign for a new Marshall – or “Merkel” – Plan for Africa following the realization that […]

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Fundamental rights conference: ‘Things are improving’

Fundamental rights conference: ‘Things are improving’

| November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Tirana in Albania is hosting a conference on fundamental rights, non-discrimination and the protection of vulnerable groups, including LGBTI, on 21 November, organized by the Parliament, the European Commission and the Italian Presidency. European Parliament Vice President Ulrike Lunacek (pictured), who wrote a report on homophobia and discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation and gender […]

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A quarter of elected European Parliament committed to LGBTI equality

A quarter of elected European Parliament committed to LGBTI equality

185 (25%) of newly elected members of the 751-seat European Parliament have signed ILGA-Europe’s European Elections 2014 Come Out Pledge, committing themselves to advancing human rights and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) equality over the next five years.  Since the launch of the Come Out Campaign in January, ILGA-Europe and its members reached […]

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Statement by EU High Representative Catherine Ashton on anti-homosexuality legislation in Uganda

Statement by EU High Representative Catherine Ashton on anti-homosexuality legislation in Uganda

| February 18, 2014 | 4 Comments

The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission, issued the following statement today (18 February). “I am deeply concerned about the news that Uganda will enact draconian legislation to criminalize homosexuality. “The EU deplores discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation. It is firmly […]

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United States and Netherlands lead call to action at OECD to fight economic discrimination of LGBT on global scale

United States and Netherlands lead call to action at OECD to fight economic discrimination of LGBT on global scale

| February 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

The United States and the Netherlands launched on February 12 a call to action urging the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development to include lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) issues in its ongoing and future work on economic inclusiveness.  The call to action prevailed on the OECD to examine the economic case for LGBT-inclusivity […]

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Development being derailed by ignoring equality, rights and women’s health, UN cautions

Development being derailed by ignoring equality, rights and women’s health, UN cautions

| February 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

A new UN report states that development gains from the past 20 years cannot be sustained unless governments tackle the inequalities that hurt the poorest and most marginalized. The number of people living in extreme poverty in developing countries has fallen dramatically from 47% in 1990 to 22% in 2010. But many of the estimated […]

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Labour slams Tory MEPs’ failure to support EU road map against homophobia

Labour slams Tory MEPs’ failure to support EU road map against homophobia

| February 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Tory MEPs have refused to vote for the European Union road map against homophobia and discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity. The report, which has been successfully voted through by the European Parliament – despite intense external lobbying – calls on the European Commission to make proposals for non-discrimination in employment, […]

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